Category: Alerts

The Copyright Alert System: What you need to know

The Copyright Alert System: What you need to know

| February 28, 2013

Some of the biggest U.S. Internet service providers are getting ready to embrace the Copyright Alert System, a policy of escalating alerts and “mitigation measures” that ISPs will force on their customers when copyright holders accuse them of pirating content. The Copyright Alert System is often described as a “six strikes” policy — with the implication […]

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Emergency alerts can now take over your phone

Emergency alerts can now take over your phone

| July 21, 2012

If you’ve had severe weather in your area lately, you may have noticed something different – a text message beamed directly to your phone, regardless of whether or not you ever subscribed to receive such texts, and even regardless of whether or not you have texting enabled on your phone. The National Weather Service is […]

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